The notebook screen uses a glossy finish with a widescreen resolution of 1440×900. The LCD panel on this unit is made by LG, model KR515. The big advantage of the glossy screen is that the colors just pop out at you. The widescreen makes watching movies much nicer than a 4:3 shape LCD. You can look at the panel from almost every direction and it will looks exactly the same as if you were looking straight at it. Dell may or may not be using this LCD panel in future Inspiron 1525 models.
While the glossy screen makes watching movies much nicer, it is not without its faults. To achieve the more richer and vivid colors, these panels saturate the colors more. Those planning to use this notebook for photography, creation of movies, or even printed media should remember that what you see on the screen may not necessarily be what comes out of your printer or how it looks when you take the multimedia elsewhere. The other problems with glossy screen is the glare on the screen. This will be a big problem if you are one of those people who like working outside in sunlight. Dimming the screen brightness did help reduce the glare, but it was still a nuisance having to move to a place where light was not directly hitting the notebook screen.
Only when you look at the notebook screen with an extreme angle do you notice the notebook screens picture start to become unclear.Previous Next